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yechave Jun 11th, 2008 5:11 pm

First aid preparedness
 
After having two of our riders go down a few weeks back, I decided I am not prepared very well for medical emergencies. I think I may have been just a tad too trusting in all the safety gear and given less thought to "what if" that is not enough.

Usually carry a medical ID/DNR, medical history, water, peroxide, compress, band aids, Epi Pen and an excellent flashlight with emergency strobe, with the LT.

Curious if EMT's/medical staff actually follow the directions with a DNR, on the spot?

I do have a basic but rather large first aid kit, but with such limited space, would like some input from others carry or have found necessary, after the fact.

I am looking to purchase at least a 5 pack of First Response Quikclot, and some EMT toothsaver. If anyone could provide a link, it would be appreciated.

Thanks!

Lonewuff Jun 11th, 2008 5:36 pm

Re: First aid preparedness
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by yechave
After having two of our riders go down a few weeks back, I decided I am not prepared very well for medical emergencies. I think I may have been just a tad too trusting in all the safety gear and given less thought to "what if" that is not enough.

Usually carry a medical ID/DNR, medical history, water, peroxide, compress, band aids, Epi Pen and an excellent flashlight with emergency strobe, with the LT.

Curious if EMT's/medical staff actually follow the directions with a DNR, on the spot?

I do have a basic but rather large first aid kit, but with such limited space, would like some input from others carry or have found necessary, after the fact.

I am looking to purchase at least a 5 pack of First Response Quikclot, and some EMT toothsaver. If anyone could provide a link, it would be appreciated.

Thanks!

I got the tooth saver here for the best price: http://www.ithacasports.com/emttoothsaver.html

and I get the Quikclot here: http://www.medekit.com/controller/Ca...stResponse.htm

Note on the quickclot, it doesn't handle heat real well, so if your bike is dark colored and you are carrying these in the saddle bags they are not going to do well.

You are also going to want to have a lot of clings and gauze bandages on board and down here in the south it is alway advisable to have a thermal blanket. We refuse to go down when we get hit here, because you instantly become stir fry on the pavement. You will see a rider float on air till he gets over grass before he lightly touches down and waits for the amublance. :rolleyes: Actually the heat from the pavement is a serious thing so anything you can do to protect a downed rider from it is great, but use caution moving the victim. Having a couple of paint stir sticks and triangular bandages is good for stabelizing broken limbs.

You mention your first aid kit, which is great to have on board, but more important is to know what is in it and how to use it, because in a stressful situation (having a buddy down falls into that catagory) you are not going to want to have to hunt for something to do this or that. You want to know where everything is, what it does, and how to use it quickly.

As to the DNR, odds are the Paramedics or EMT's are not going to know about it and are going to bust their butts to save the person. Medical staff sometimes are not even aware.

yechave Jun 11th, 2008 6:40 pm

Re: First aid preparedness
 
I've been looking at the Quikclot for a couple of months. Now sure what the GPB is, nor where that is shipped from and how much shipping would be.

Here are two other links. I just called both companies listed below and neither could not tell me how much shipping would be either.


http://simplerlife.com/qupr.html
http://online.boundtree.com/

Lonewuff Jun 11th, 2008 9:44 pm

Re: First aid preparedness
 
Wow...They used to be here in the US and had a dist. office in Florida. Guess they pulled up stakes. I can't think of a situation that a few extra gauze bandages and direct pressure wouldn't do the same thing, so I stopped carrying it, since it didn't do well in the heat anyway.

PMitchell Jun 11th, 2008 11:29 pm

Re: First aid preparedness
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by yechave
I've been looking at the Quikclot for a couple of months. Now sure what the GPB is, nor where that is shipped from and how much shipping would be.

Here are two other links. I just called both companies listed below and neither could not tell me how much shipping would be either.


http://simplerlife.com/qupr.html
http://online.boundtree.com/

Just an fyi . . .GBP is the Great Britain Pound () {commonly called the British Pound} currently worth ~$1.96

Romaray Jun 12th, 2008 8:13 am

Re: First aid preparedness
 
QuikClot Sport and Sport Silver (antimicrobial) are available at Cabela's web site and in many sporting goods stores. QC works fine in the heat - the original stff, which got hot, is still carried in the deserts in Iraq and Afghanistan and has saved hundreds of lives. This QC Sport stuff does not get hot but can be stored in very hot places. Motorcycle police officer in Rockland County New York was saved by this stuff last year when Rockland Paramedica used it on him. The story is on the web somewhere.
Romaray

yechave Jun 17th, 2008 8:17 pm

Re: First aid preparedness
 
After many hours of searching the web and a trip to Cabela's, I ordered from here:

http://www.bestglide.com/Medical_and_Protection.html

Still looking for an emergency dental filling kit, and some sutures.


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